The Bungalow Boys on the Great Lakes

Autor: Dexter J.
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The Bungalow Boys on the Great Lakes

The Bungalow Boys on the Great Lakes

Autor: Dexter J.
ISBN
5719e4b4-8a5d-3da8-9c04-272fc66de2bb
Looks as if it might be blowing up for nasty weather, Tom. Jack Dacre, the younger of the Bungalow Boys, spoke, as his head emerged from the engine room hatchway of the sixty-foot, motor-driven craft, Sea Ranger. Tom nodded, and spun the spokes of the steering wheel ever so little. The Sea Ranger responded by heading up a trifle more into the seas, which were already growing threatening. Ive been thinking the same thing for some time, he said presently. If Alpena wasnt so far behind us, Id turn back now. We cant be more than three miles off shore. Why not head in toward it? The elder Dacre boy shook his head. Dont know the coast, he said; and its a treacherous one. The sky, cloudless but a short time before, was now heavily overcast. To the northwest, black, angry-looking clouds were banked in castellated masses. Their ragged edges would have shown a trained eye that, as sailors say, there was wind behind them. The waters of Lake Huron, recently sparkling under the bright sun, were now of a dull, leaden hue. The long water rows began to rise sullenly in heaving billows, over the crests of which the Sea Ranger plunged and wallowed. What are we going to do? asked Jack presently, after an interval in which both brothers rather anxiously inspected the signs of dirty weather. How are your engines working? was Toms way of answering with another question. Splendidly; as they have done ever since we left New York. Im not anxious about them. Then well keep right on as we are. It would be risky to turn back to Thunder Bay now. The Sea Ranger is stanch. We saw to that before we chartered her. She will weather it, all right. I guess youre right. But I can see here and now that our camping cruise isnt going to be all fun. These Lake Huron storms have a bad reputation. When we were down off Florida, old Captain Pangloss said that they were as bad as anything he had encountered, even in the China seas. At any rate, that trip taught us a lot about boat-handling, said Tom, and other things, too, he added, with a rather grim smile, as he recalled the stirring times they had had on the voyage referred to. Those adventures were all set forth in full in The Bungalow Boys Marooned in the Tropics. They sure did, agreed the younger Dacre. The weather looked like this off Hatteras, before the time we beat out Dampier and Captain Walstein in the search for the sunken treasure-ship. And thereby helped to get large enough bank accounts to plan this trip, interpolated Tom. By the way, I wonder whatever became of those two rascals after their escape from jail? The papers said that they were supposed to have made their way to Canada. But nobody knows for certain. While he spoke, the sea was growing more and more turbulent. Ill go below and rouse up Sandy and Professor Podsnap. We want to have everything secure and snug in the cabin before the storm hits us. Jack found the professor and Sandy deep in a game of chess. One, at least, of the players, namely Sandy, was not sorry to have the game broken up. The professor had his hand poised above his bishop, and was about to make a move that would speedily have checkmated the Scotch youth, when Jack burst into the cabin. They had been so interested in the game that they had not noticed the increased motion of the Sea Ranger. But, as Professor Podsnap leaped to his feet, when Jack rapidly made them aware of the situation, the bald-headed professor went sliding off to leeward across the cabin floor. An unusually heavy lurch had propelled him, and his speed was great.
  • Categoría BISAC FIC000000
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2022
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